Bill Sponsors: IN SB0028 | 2016 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Medical malpractice. Increases the amount of recoverable damages for injury or death to a patient. Increases health care provider liability limits. Defines "final nonappealable judgment." Specifies that claims from the patient's compensation fund must be paid not later than 60 days after the issuance of a court approved settlement or final nonappealable judgment. Increases amounts paid to: (1) health care provider members; and (2) the chairman; of the medical review panel. Provides that attorney fees may not exceed 32% of the total recovery. Adds anesthesiologist assistants to the definition of health care providers for purposes of the law concerning medical

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 8-2)

Status: (Passed) 2016-03-24 - Public Law 182 [SB0028 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]

Sponsors

NameTypeSponsorshipDistrictFinancialEncyclopediaBiography
Senator Brent Steele [R]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-044FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Randall Head [R]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-018FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator James Buck [R]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-021FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Lonnie Randolph [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-002FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Ed Charbonneau [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-005FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Karen Tallian [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-004FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Eric Koch [R]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-044FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Gregory Steuerwald [R]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-040FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Matthew Lehman [R]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-079FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Gerald Torr [R]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-039FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart

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